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"Australia's Most Inspirational Drummer"

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NEWSLETTER - JULY 2015

Welcome to my second newsletter. Quite a bit has been happening in the past couple of months, so please read on.

 

An Afternoon with Australia's Most Inspirational Drummer, Andrew Hewitt
ATTENTION!!!! Canberra people, I will be doing a drum clinic at The Groove Warehouse in Hume on Friday 24th July at 2pm. Tickets are $10 and spots are limited. So give The Groove Warehouse a call on 02 6260 2847 to book your spot.

Latest News
TRAP'D - The Rhythmic Arts Project Downunder
The Rhythmic Arts Project Downunder (TRAP'D) is an educational program which teaches people with various disabilities to read, spell, count, identify colours, share and interact and use basic life skills using a variety of hand drums and percussion instruments. We can see, feel and hear the lessons and simultaneously speak the answers. For more information about how TRAP'D can work for your organisation, please visit The Rhythmic Arts Project Downunder page at my website. You can also find TRAP Downunder on Facebook.
 
Drum Lessons in Westmead or via Skype
I am now available for drum lessons at his home studio in Westmead in Western Sydney, or across the internet via Skype. I teach beginner to intermediate. Students with a disability most welcome. My studio is wheelchair friendly. To book a lesson Click Here to find out how.
 
Can-Do Musos - a global voice for challenged musicians from across the globe
Can-Do Musos was formed in New York in March 2013 by Dom Famularo, David Segal and Mike Mignogna and myself to provide guidence and support to musicians living with the challenges of a disability from all over the world. As of the 1st July 2015, we have 164 musos from 22 countries featured on our website www.candomusos.com. Can-Do Musos can also be found on Facebook.
 
Can-Do Radio - Doing it because we can!
As part of Can-Do Musos, each week I host THE CAN-DO RADIO SHOW. It airs on www.drumtalkradio.com from 7pm til 8pm Wednesdays (Australian Eastern Standard Time), and is podcasted each week at candoradio.podomatic.com.
The show showcases musicians living with a disability featured on the Can-Do Musos website from all over the world.
 
UTS Drum Circle - 21st May 2015
On the 21st May, I held a drum circle for students at the University of Technology Sydney at Ultimo as part of their Mind, Body and Soul day. We initially setup on a nice grassed area, but then the rain came.. so we had to make a dash for cover. The drum circle was organised by UTS Equality and Diversity.
 
TRAP'D @ Interaction
The Rhythmic Arts Project (TRAP) Downunder has found a place at Interaction Disability Services in Castle Hill. I started doing fortnightly TRAP'D Sessions with a group of clients there on the 7th May. Interaction initially booked 6 sessions, one hour a fortnight. They love it so much they have just booked another 6 sessions.
 
The Sylvanbeats - 3rd July 2015
On the 3rd July, I went down to Sutherland PCYC again for a gig with The Sylvanbeats. This is a regular fill in gig for me for Claudia Chambers. The Sylvanbeats are a percussion group consisting of people with various disabilities. They are also featured on Can-Do Musos. A rather precious moment was captured from this session, click here to watch the video.
 
Drumming Communities on Facebook
I am now the moderator of 2 drumming communities on Facebook. Please go and check out Sydney Drummers and The Original Drum Den. Give us a like while you are at it.
 
Upcoming Gigs and Clinics
 
Date Event Venue Time
Friday 24th Jul 2015 An Afternoon with Australia's Most Inspirational Drummer Andrew Hewitt The Groove Warehouse, Hume ACT 2pm
Tue 15th Sep 2015 Disability Action Week Biloela, QLD TBA
 

When I first started playing drums, I did it because my parents got me a drum kit for christmas, not because I have Cerebral Palsy. Christmas morning 1980 is when that flame ignitied which turned into a passion, the same flame still burns today. I have never let Cerebral Palsy stand in my way of following my dreams.

 

If you see a musician with a disability, don't ever feel sorry for them, because... we are doing it for the same reasons as you are. PASSION!

 

Till next time...

 

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About Andrew Hewitt
Andrew Hewitt, dubbed as "Australia's most inspirational drummer", is a world renown drummer from Sydney, Australia who lives with the challenges of Cerebral Palsy. He has never let it stop him acheiving success.
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